Ok. I may have got a bit carried away now! A week ago I made my first ever clothing item. It was the rose t shirt my Melly sews. I have now made 4 versions of it. Yes. Four! I no longer need the instructions!
So after the purple one I made a black version with little sleeves.
And then, take 3. This is definitely my favourite one.
This one I got a bit clever adding lace! Because I wanted it to be see through behind the lace I left out the front facing completely. Instead I hemmed the top of the lace pieces before adding them and used an overlocking stitch to keep the seams neat. I think it worked really well.
I used a cotton Jersey fabric with less stretch than the previous versions. Its much softer and hangs on me more casually. I made it a little shorter as the lack of stretch made it sit more snuggly on my hips.
And finally I made a long sleeve one with a printed knit. I orderd the fabric on line and it arrived looking better than the pictures. I’m not sure about my choice of a plain coordinating fabric though. But still its nice to have a long sleeve version.
I managed to do the twin needle finishing on the hems which looks much more professional. I was a lot more precise with the cutting too which I think has helped with the overall finish.
I have put the pattern away now!! Time to move on or people will start noticing that all my clothes are the same! Thanks to Melly sews for the great introduction to sewing clothes. I have used it as a base to learn from and it’s been a fantastic pattern to introduce me to making clothes.